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I needed a new wreath from door. So I thought it would be fun to try something new! I love the trend of modern wreaths, so I thought I’d put my spin on it! Rainbows sounded like the perfect motif and I wanted to try to use wooden beads since that’s a fun look too. I hope you’ll love this front door decor- hello wreath.
For this project, I’ll be using my Cricut Maker! I started trying it out about a year ago and LOVE the many crafts and home decor items I can now make. And I have a bunch on my “crafting bucket list”- which is a real thing lol! It’s the ultimate smart cutting machine since there’s over 300 materials it can cut! I’ve tried paper, vinyl, felt, and even a cereal box!
There’s even more that I want to try like leather, basswood, fabric, silk and terry cloth. There’s more than 300 materials the Cricut Maker can cut! You use see that list here.
For this project, I’ll be using vinyl. Here’s the supply list and tutorial so you can make one too!
how to make front door decor hello wreath
- Free Pattern in Cricut Design Space
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- White Vinyl Permanent
- Transfer Tape
- Standard Grip Machine Mat
- Weeding Tool
- Wood Circle Sign (for base of wreath)
- 1″ Half Wooded Beads (50) (for the perimeter of the wreath)
- Construction Adhesive
- Paint for background and rainbow- Watery, Shy Smile, Coral Fountain, Corn Stalk, Spring Reflection. I bought sample paint containers in a satin finish
Start by taking your wood base and gluing the wood beads to the rim. I used construction adhesive. Wood glue would also work, but I’ve found that hot glue doesn’t stand up outside to the cold or heat so I wouldn’t recommend using it. Just use a tiny dab of glue so it doesn’t seep out under the beads. I ended up needing 46 beads for this project.
At the end, the last bead was a bit of a tight fit so I had to move a few further out on the rim just a bit to adjust the opening for the final bead. Luckily, I was able to perfectly fit it in so there wasn’t any gaps.
Next, because I want to use white vinyl for this project, I painted the base of the wood circle sign a blue color. You can use any color that’ll compliment your front door! The beauty of this wreath is that it’s so customizable- you can change the colors or words to perfectly suit you and your family.
And now open the free pattern in Cricut Design space. For the “hello” I used the font in Design Space called “Babette.” Using the pattern will make this part of the project super quick!
And really, that’s one of my favorite parts of the Cricut Maker- it’s really easy to use. It’s easy to set up and once you get the hang of it, projects go quickly. Plus since you’re cutting out things they look so much more professional than free handing everything!
I like to use Cricut’s Design Space software on my desktop, but did you know they also have a mobile app? That way you can design and make projects from anywhere! I’m actually planning on making labels at my sister’s house later this summer for her spice cabinet. I’m going to use the mobile app for that since it’s so convenient!
Once you have the pattern pulled up, put vinyl on a standard mat and load it in the machine. Then push “cut” and watch as the machine magically cuts the pattern!
The Cricut Maker has so many ways to cut, draw, engrave, and deboss- and you can do it all with one machine. That makes it a great value. Yes, it’s an investment up front, but there’s endless ways to use it that it really is worth it. Plus, Cricut is always expanding the tools and programs and materials you can use with the Maker that it just gets better with time.
If you’re wanting some ideas for home renovation projects and tutorials, Cricut’s blog has some amazing inspiration!
After I cut out the “hello” vinyl, I pulled off any extra vinyl (which is called weeding). When I was just left with the words, I put a piece of transfer tape over the letters to get it from the vinyl backing to the wreath.
Then it was as simple as laying down the “hello” vinyl where I wanted it (making sure to line it up with the hanger on the back so it’d be centered), scoring it onto the wreath, and removing the transfer table.
Finally, I used paint in 4 colors to free hand a rainbow above the hello on the wreath. This is a place I could have used the Cricut to make a stencil, but I wanted that organic look with the rainbow so I carefully painted it on. But if you’re a perfection, definitely take a minute to make a stencil!
And now for the reveal! Here’s the wreath on my pink door. Isn’t it cute?! I love how the texture of the wood beads plays with the feminine details of the door.
And I think that the rainbow is really sweet. Plus the hello is the perfect greeting to visitors! What do you think of the front door decor- hello wreath?! Is this a project you’d make?
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